Wipe your tears, as I wipe mine, the counter revolution did not start today Egypt. Mubarak, The man who murdered thousands of Egyptians, the man who plundered Egypt’s wealth is a free man. Today the old men with guns sit, legs crossed, smoking the victory cigar.
Sit up and wipe your tears the climb up the hill must start today if you respect the blood of those who gave their life for the notion that Egyptians deserve a life etched in the thread of dignity. As the sun kissed the infinite skyline on Jan 28 2011, unbeknownst to the vast majority of Egyptians, indeed the world, when the first tank touched Cairo’s streets the counter revolution was born. The Upper echelons of the deep state, in a nation such as Egypt, is a most exclusive fraternity- Tantawy understood this, Sisi follows in his foot steps with certitude. The popular wave was a thunderous one and the men who own PHD’s in military strategy carefully laid the plan: duck till the storm passes and then strike.
Duck they did, strike with poisonous precision they did. While the revolutionary class naively believed in a state of law, in a secular state respecting the rights of all, those with more machiavellian streaks understood that power doesnt merely corrupt- it begets, more often than not, more power and for long stretches of time. Dont blame them for fighting for their vaillas, beach houses, luxury cars, stolen billions and the seat of power. Dont blame yourselves for falling into the trap of innocence. Innocence is not a crime, purity of intent and a belief in ideals is not a mistake. The mistake was blindness to reality as its dark shade spread all around you. The deep state understood it must do two things and do them well: demonize the January 25 revolution,its revolutionaries and it must , at all cost, control every centimeter of the judiciary playing field. It did both and with stunning success.
I applaud the sinister brilliance of the Egypian deep state today. But I remind them: today you gave birth to a new class of revolutionary today. A price shall be paid.